Search Our Online Inventory

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Online Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like an Online Gift Card to Earthlight Books?

 

Familiar Links
 Last Word Books

Walla Walla:
Welcome Table Farm

 
 
 
Art
Sister Gertrude Morgan: The Tools of Her Ministry, Fagaly, William

Author Name    Fagaly, William

Title   Sister Gertrude Morgan: The Tools of Her Ministry

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Fine

Publisher    Rizzoli

ISBN Number    0847826236 / 9780847826230

Seller ID   SKU1042930

0847826236 First edition. Tight binding. Clean unmarked text and covers. Like new DJ. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

More Description

Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980) was an African-American self-taught artist, evangelist, musician, and poet who used her diverse talents as a vehicle for and extension of her profound religious faith. Morgan's life and art combine the African-American tradition of autonomous expression with a remarkable inherent artistic sensibility.
Gertrude Morgan considered her paintings and decorated objects not art but rather tools for teaching the word of God. Settling in New Orleans in 1939, she became a familiar figure on the streets of the city's French Quarter, where she would set up her easels with paintings illustrating passages from the Bible and preach the Gospel to passersby, often singing in a deep voice and accompanying herself on guitar or tambourine.
Most of her paintings are religious in theme; many are literal interpretations of biblical passages from the Old and New Testaments, and her imagery is often richly apocalyptic. She frequently wrote messages or quoted scriptural passages in her pieces, and her text forms an integral and vital part of the total composition.
Like many self-taught artists, Morgan began to paint late in life, at the age of 56; she was not inspired by looking at other art or attempting to emulate it. What sets her apart from many in the field, however, is her originality, technical virtuosity, and highly distinctive style that demonstrates sustained artistic growth over a period of more than twenty years.
This book will accompany the first comprehensive retrospective of Morgan's work, at the American Folk Art Museum in New York and the New Orleans Museum of Art. It is the first monograph on this important African-American self-taughtartist.

Price = 20.00 USD


Browse some related titles while you're here:
The Windfall: A Novel, Basu, Diksha
The Windfall: A Novel
Basu, Diksha
12.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Passing Strange and Wonderful: Aesthetics Nature And Culture, Tuan, Yi-Fu
Passing Strange and Wonderful: Aesthetics Nature And Culture
Tuan, Yi-Fu
35.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Memoirs, Correspondence, And Poetical Remains Of Jane Taylor: A New Edition by Jane Taylor, Jane Taylor
Memoirs, Correspondence, And Poetical Remains Of Jane Taylor: A New Edition by Jane Taylor
Jane Taylor
71.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

How the West Was Worn, George-Warren, Holly; Freedman, Michelle; Stuart, Marty
How the West Was Worn
George-Warren, Holly; Freedman, Michelle; Stuart, Marty
106.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Elementary Particles, Houellebecq, Michel
The Elementary Particles
Houellebecq, Michel
45.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

My First Loves (English and Czech Edition), Ivan Klima
My First Loves (English and Czech Edition)
Ivan Klima
2.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

A Journey to the Seven Streams : Seventeen Stories, Benedict Kiely
A Journey to the Seven Streams : Seventeen Stories
Benedict Kiely
45.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

To Love and Cherish and Storm Clouds over Chantel (Romance Reader Series : No 4), Reece, Colleen L.
To Love and Cherish and Storm Clouds over Chantel (Romance Reader Series : No 4)
Reece, Colleen L.
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

No Ordinary Lives: One Man's Surprising Journey into the Heart of America, Johnson, David
No Ordinary Lives: One Man's Surprising Journey into the Heart of America
Johnson, David
12.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

El magistral Domi?nguez, gloria de Almeri?a y de Guadix (Spanish Edition), Serrano de Haro, Agusti?n
El magistral Domi?nguez, gloria de Almeri?a y de Guadix (Spanish Edition)
Serrano de Haro, Agusti?n
19.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel, Child, Lee
The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel
Child, Lee
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Whores of War: Mercenaries Today (A Pelican special), Burchett, Wilfred; Roebuck, Derek
The Whores of War: Mercenaries Today (A Pelican special)
Burchett, Wilfred; Roebuck, Derek
23.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie